Far from the Nile
A personal fly-on-the-wall documentary where creating unity and finding a common joy and rhythm, despite different culture and languages, are put to a test.
Far from the Nile is a documentary that joins The Nile project on their 100 daylong US tour. The Nile Project is a project which has gathered 12 musicians from 7 of the 11 countries along the Nile. One of the goals of the project is to use the music to show that unity is possible, despite the different cultural backgrounds. We get close to the musicians, and their ups and downs. The documentary offers a unique insight in their lives and traditions, and their relations to each other, the music and the culture. A beautiful film that draws you in, and makes you feel as if you're a part of the group.
Sherief Elkatsha (b. 1973) was born in the US, but raised in Cairo, Egypt. He is best known for Cairo Drive (2013), Butts Out (2006) and Boys Don’t Cry (1999). He won two prizes for Cairo Drive, at the Abu Dhabi Film Festival and at DOC NYC. Ha also won the best documentary prize at New England Film and Video Festival for Butts Out.
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Original title بعيدا عن النيل
Country Egypt, USA
Director Sherief Elkatsha
Cinematography Sherief Elkatsha
Producer Sherief Elkatsha, Christopher McElroen
Cast Mohamed Abozekry, Michael Bazibu, Nader Elshaer, Ibrahim Fanous m.f.
Production Company KatshaFilms
Runtime 1h 39m
Language English, Arabic, Amharic, Swahili
Age limit A
This film is in competition for the Audience Award.